Handbook of Green Economics reveals the breadth and depth of advanced research on sustainability and growth, also identifying opportunities for future developments. Through its multidimensional examination, it demonstrates how overarching concepts, such as green growth, low carbon economy, circular economy and others work together. Some chapters reflect on different discourses on the green economy, including pro-growth perspectives and transformative approaches that entail de-growth. Others argue that green policies can spark economic innovation, particularly in developing and emerging market economies. Part literature summary, part analysis and part argument, this book shows how the right conditions can stimulate economic growth while achieving environmental sustainability.
This book will be a valuable resource for graduate students and academic researchers whose focus is on the green economy. With an increasing interest in the topic among researchers and policymakers, users will find different theoretical perspectives and explore policy implications in this growing subject area.
- Covers the failures of the past, the challenges of the present, and the opportunities of the future
- Surveys 10 aspects of the green economy, including conceptualization, natural capital, poverty and inequality, welfare, and finance
- Emphasizes the theoretical and empirical aspects of greening approaches that are policy-relevant
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2. How to handle natural capital within the context of the "green economy"?
3. Long waves and the sustainability transition
4. Greening of industry in a resource- and environment-constrained world
5. Smart cities as drivers of a green economy
6. Environmental justice, climate justice, and the green economy
7. Balancing climate injustice: A proposal for global carbon tax
8. Riders on the storm: How hard did Robert Gordon's environmental headwind blow in the past?
9. Economic instruments of greening
10. Financing the green economy
Sevil Acar joined the School of Applied Disciplines at Bogaziçi University in September 2018. She has acted as the director of the Centre for Energy and Environment Research and the chair of the Economics Department at Altinbas University. Her research focuses on environmental and resource economics, particularly on natural capital accounting, sustainable development indicators, climate change, and the resource curse. Dr. Sevil is a lead author for the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Regional Assessment for Europe and Central Asia. Her articles appeared in Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Ecological Economics, International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics, Ecological Indicators, Energy Policy, and Journal of Environment & Development.
Erinç Yeldan is a professor of economics and the dean of the Faculty of Economics, Social and Administrative Sciences at Bilkent University. He is an executive member of the International Development Economists Associates (IDEAs), New Delhi, and a member of the UN Environment Program (UNEP) International Resource Panel (IRP). Dr. Yeldan's recent work focuses on development macroeconomics and on empirical, dynamic general equilibrium models with emphasis on the Turkish economy. He was a recipient of Young Scientist Award of the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) in 1998. His works have been cited among the list of Top 500 Economists by a research conducted by the European Economic Association.